Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that the Gunners under Unai Emery are in a bad situation following their 3-0 loss to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.
Emery’s men are chasing a top-four finish in the Premier League, but were nowhere near their best against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Two goals from Jamie Vardy and one from Youri Tielemans were all Leicester needed to defeat the Gunners. The defeat to the 2016 Premier League champions is the Gunners’ third EPL defeat in a row.
Arsenal are currently fifth on the Premier League table, two points behind Chelsea who occupy the fourth position. The Emirates side will face Brighton and Burnley FC in their final two league games this season.
Asked about Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the top-four, Wenger said: “It’s bad for us [Arsenal] because we’ve now lost three games.
“Let’s hope we can come back before the Man United game but the Chelsea result was not great for us. Tottenham had their fate in their hands, if they won this game [against West Ham] they would be secure.
“I think especially because they played the Champions League semi-final at home was a huge advantage, to be capable of resting players between the two Champions League games, and now they cannot afford that. It was a surprising defeat.”
Arsenal will be hoping Watford and Leicester will do them a favour as they are Chelsea’s final two opponents this season. The Blues themselves failed to capitalise on Arsenal’s loss to Leicester as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports journalist Adam Bate has said that Gunners boss, Emery will need to go into the transfer market in order to lift the club from their current miserable situation.
Following his successes with Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla, Emery was brought in to take the Gunners to higher levels, but according to Bate, the Spaniard will need help from the transfer market.
In a column for Sky Sports, he revealed: “Two transfer windows have come and gone but Emery still has so much to do in overhauling this squad. He was hired as a coach with a proven ability to make do and mend, to maximising the resources, but it is increasingly apparent that he is going to need some help in the market.
“The immediate problem for Emery and Arsenal is that, if they are going to get the funds to change it, then they will need the Champions League money.
“There is a home game against Brighton to come and a win there would take them to 69 points going into a final day fixture away to Burnley. Given Arsenal’s away form, they will have to hope 69 will be enough.”